Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Electrical box wrap

(Above:  Me at the corner of Lincoln and Gervais in Columbia's downtown Vista neighborhood standing beside the newly wrapped electrical box featuring my artwork.  Click on any image to enlarge.)

Last weekend was a blast.  Steve and I set up booth 1408 at the ACC (American Craft Council) Atlanta show with enough time to visit the zoo.  The six-month old twin giant panda bear cubs were totally adorable, and we loved looking for the snakes and frogs hidden in their glass enclosures inside the reptile building.  Best of all, the craft show was great.  Some of my artwork found homes!  Yippee!  We came back to Columbia ... and to good news!

(Above:  Electrical box wrapped in an image of In Box CCLXXIII.)

A digital image of In Box CCLXXIII was used as "a wrap" for an electrical box at the busy corner of Lincoln and Gervais Street.  This project is a joint venture between the Vista Guild and Vista Neighborhood Association.  It was supported by a Connected Communities grant from Central Carolina Community Foundation, by an Action Grant from the City of Columbia, and with additional fund raising coming from area businesses, including Thirsty Fellow and Twisted Spur.  The graphics were by Rob Barge at Hardware Graphics and the printer/sign installer was Signarama

(Above:  The electrical box ... very, very early in the morning ... because this really is a very busy intersection and a well traveled covered walk for lots of businesses.)

Early this morning Steve and I walked to Starbucks.  It's a mile from our house.  Across the street is the electrical box!  I was thrilled to see it and ...

(Above:  In Box CCLXXIII ... framed and available at Mouse House for $550.)

... thrilled to learn that it is still available for purchase at Mouse House!  All I really had to do was upload a dozen or so images to a DropBox folder.  I had no part in the selection process and didn't know which piece was selected until seeing the title beside my name on the finished project.  It has truly been my honor to be part of this project.  I was one of the first two artists selected.  The Vista Guild and Vista Neighborhood Association hope to have as many as a dozen more "wraps" by the end of the summer ... but it depends on funding.  One way or the other, my work will be seen every day by lots and lots of people.  Excited!

I am linking this page (from Florence, Italy !!!) to Nina-Marie's "Off the Wall Fridays", a site for sharing fiber arts.  


Lesley Turner said...

What a thrill! Congratulations on getting your work out in the public in such an effective way.

Anonymous said...

Really nice way to promote your work, an everyday eye-catching design.

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